2024 Retreats

Spring Volunteer Service Weekend

April 26-28, 2024

Ages: 18+ (children welcome with adult chaperones)   Cost:$75

Lend a hand at camp and in our community while you refresh your spirit. Saturday
morning will be our Make A Difference Day when we complete projects in our
community like cleaning up a stretch of US-131, planting trees, preparing a
community garden, and trail clearing. We’ll be working on projects at camp the
rest of the weekend and we will enjoy devotions and songs around the campfire.

Fall Spiritual Renewal Retreat

September 23-24, 2024

Ages: 18+ Cost:$250 single; $125 double

Renew your spirit in pleasant surroundings as we experience rhythms of teaching, reflection, sharing wisdom, and rest. Lodging will be offered in our Retreat Center in semi-private rooms. This retreat will be facilitated by Rev. Greg Lawton and others.

Beloved Adults Retreat

October 10-12, 2024

Ages: 18+   Cost:$275 single; $150 double

An outgrowth of Camp Beloved, the Beloved Adults Retreat is a time of learning and fellowship for LGBTQ+ adults and their allies. Lodging will be offered in our Retreat Center in semi-private rooms. This retreat is being coordinated by Rev. Mark Thompson.

Celtic Spirituality Retreat

October 17-19, 2024

Option to extend stay until Sunday (20th)

Ages: 18+ Cost:$310 single; $185 double. For those wishing to stay until Sunday, please add $110 per person.

You are invited to “Sacred Rhythm,” a retreat drawing on practices of Celtic Christianity, in which all belong, both scripture and creation are held as holy, and life transitions are honored. Teaching sessions, personal reflection, and group reflection will be punctuated by times of rest and renewal. Drawing from books including “Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul” and “Christ of the Celts” by John Phillip Newell, facilitators will hold space where participants can learn and engage Celtic Christian teaching and practices. This retreat is facilitated by Rev. Cora Glass, Lisa Batten, and Rev. Greg Lawton.

Lodging will be offered in our Retreat Center in semi-private rooms. Young Adults seeking support for vocational discernment are encouraged to register for this retreat.

UMC Clergy Women's Retreat

October 27-29, 2024

Ages: 18+   Cost:$250 single; $125 double

Come join other clergywomen as we enjoy the beautiful Autumn season at Lake Louise and anticipate the upcoming winter season. Just as there are seasons in a calendar year, there are seasons in ministry. Let’s gather together to reflect on the rhythm of the changing seasons around us and in our lives.

This year our theme will come from the Katherine May book, “Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times.” Reading the book is optional as it will be used for inspiration only.

This retreat will provide space for personal reflection and connection with God. There will also be ample time for walks in the woods, puzzles, and other activities. It is facilitated by Susan Hitts who can be reached at 231-622-3839 or susanhitts@gmail.com for more information.

Did you know you can rent our space for your OWN retreat? Bring your group to Lake Louise. Contact Greg Lawton, glawton@lakelouisecommunity.org for available dates.

Have questions or want more information on any of these opportunities? Contact Greg Lawton at glawton@lakelouisecommunity.org or 231-549-2728